Out and About

By Dorothy Johnson


Daylight is lasting longer in the afternoons and the sun is even shining a bit earlier in the morning. The warm days are warmer in spite of the cool winds still blowing each day.  We will have a few more nuisance storms and then maybe the “April rains will really bring May flowers”.  I have been waiting for the March winds to dry the driveway, but that has not happened yet. The residents of the St. Croix Valley are ready for a real spring. Once again the experts are forecasting snow for Tuesday.  The snow for Saturday stayed in southern Maine and the residents of Washington County rejoiced.

Harvey Moholland passed last week.  He always had a smile and a few good words when we met at the Post Office in Woodland.  He and his wife Mary owned a small store in Robbinston when I was a kid.  Mary and her sister Colleen ran the store while Harvey was driving trucks. In spite of working much of the time, he always had time for his sons, Bobby, Babe and Mike until Mike passed. Harvey was a good family man as well as a credit to his community.  He will be missed by his family and friends.

The Calais road crew was out on Thursday patching the pot holes.  The roads here in Robbinston are looking good so far.  Thanks to all of the workers who keep the roads up for safe driving.

I had a chance to talk to Jack Perkins from Grand Lake Stream at a restaurant in Calais last week. He and I had lamented about the passage of time.  He is feeling good and is happy to be getting out and about.

The Riverside Rebekahs will be holding their first Friday of the month bake sale at the Woodland Foodmart on Friday, April 7th. The sale begins at 9 and lasts until the food is all sold.

Members of the People’s United Methodist Church will be sponsoring their April supper this Thursday, April 6th. The menu will be roast turkey and all of the fixings.

The Methodist Church in Woodland is also planning its Spring Fling for Saturday, April 29th. Members are looking for some gently used items for its white elephant table.  They will also be serving lunches and have baked goods for sale.

The Robbinston Historical Society is also looking for items for its yard and bake sale, which will be held over Memorial weekend.  If readers are doing spring cleaning, keep the society in mind for your unwanted items.

Special hellos are being sent out this week to the following Billy Brown of Robbinston, Bucky Rodgers, Rev. Tom Smith, Eldon Libby, Mike and Marilyn Trafton, Dick Carroll, the family of Harvey Moholland and anyone else who needs a lift. Vivian Scott is in an assisted living situation in Brewer and evry day she looks for mail.  Her address is Vivian Scott, Woodlands of Brewer MC, 53 Colonial Circle, Brewer, Maine 04412 for anyone who might want to make her day a little brighter with a card.

The April 1st breakfast at the Parish Hall in Dennysville was a benefit for Sammy Seavey and his family and they made over $1000 for the cause with close to 100 people enjoying a great meal.

Next Sunday, April 9th (Palm Sunday) at the Dennysville-Edmunds Church the congregation will be helping the minister and the choir tell the story of Jesus’ last days by reading the Bible words printed out as dramatic readings.

The last Soup and Sermon gathering will be held on Monday, April 10th at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Eastport beginning at noon.

An Ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Eastport on Friday, April 14th at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and participate.

The Garrapy Food Pantry is still asking for emergency supplies for the hungry.  Needed supplies include saltine type crackers, pasta, canned tuna and quart packets of powdered milk.

Story Time at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Dennysville had an unusually low attendance last week. (Colds and flu bugs are taking their toll on both students and staffs in local schools.) Next Story Time will be held on Wednesday, April 12th and will continue the theme of reading and libraries.  

On Friday, April 7th the next session in the series of “Reilly, Ace of Spies” will continue at the Lincoln Memorial Library beginning at 6pm. By the way, this library is still looking for a few volunteers to help out even as little as once a month.  If any readers are interested, they should call Colin Windhorst at 726-3905 or the library during open hours.

Stay safe and have a good week.